Founders and Management
Dr Biswas brings a wealth of international business experience from the past 20 years with a distinguished career with the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies in Europe and Asia Pacific, including running its Corporate Planning and M&A operation in Australia.
Since 2001, he has been involved with advising and directing early stage companies including sustainable development companies.
Dr Biswas adds significant commercial mining and finance expertise invaluable. His expertise includes mining tenement acquisitions, budgets and strategic plans; liaising and negotiating with mining departments and other officials; negotiating directly with foreign governments and joint venture partners; sourcing geological, management and statutory reports; and presentations to companies, stockbrokers and financial institutions.
Dr Biswas was born in India and maintains business relationships in that country. Dr Biswas holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and Ph.D. from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Queensland University of Technology.
Silvana De CianniFounder
Ms De Cianni is an internationally experienced business executive with a proven track record in the mining industry.
With many years of experience in contract mining, corporate finance, mining project development and commodities management, Ms De Cianni has a unique understanding of the global resources, property and mining services industries. She has undertaken extensive management of complex financial and corporate activities, and has had significant exposure to the investment, mergers and acquisitions, broking and commodities sectors.
Francois De SerouxDirector – European Finance, Regional Head for Africa and Latin America Development
After completing his degree and MBA at EDHEC Business School, Francois became Vice-President of Treasury and Finance at JP Morgan, New York.
Francois was then appointed Director of the Socfin Group, New York which was the worlds largest plantation group with interests in palm oil, rubber, coffee and cocoa.
Francois was established as an international investment advisor based in Hong Kong then in Little Rock, Arkansas mostly associated with the CIS counties. His career as investment advisor then extended to Zurich covering the Caspian countries, Mongolia and Africa and most recently based in Barcelona covering the SEA and Latin America.
Francois is an Ambassador of the UIN with the International Criminal Court in The Hague.